Photos:Saints beat Buccaneers,41-0

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints players observe a moment of silence for victims of the school shooting Connecticut Friday before the start of the Saints 41-0 victory over theTampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith (91) closes in on Tampa quarterback Josh Freeman (5) in the 1st half of the Saints 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tampa fullback Erik Lorig (41) is stopped cold in the 1st half of the Saints 41-0 victory over theTampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33), right, celebrates with Saints cornerback Elbert Mack (44) after Greer intercepted a Tampa Bay pass in the1st half of the Saints 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (28) breaks into the open for a big gain in the 1st half of the Saints 41-0 victory over theTampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints running back Mark Ingram tries to elude Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber in the first half of the Saints' 41-0 victory Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) points out reads for his teammates in the 1st half of the Saints 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson (19) breaks for a long gain on a reverse in the 1st half of the Saints 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints Hall of Fame center Willie Roaf holds up his NFL Hall of Fame ring which was presented in an on-field ceremony during halftime of the Saints 41-0 victory over theTampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISNew Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston makes a move to get past Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber during a Dec. 16 victory over the Buccaneers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints defensive back Rafael Bush runs after intercepting a pass in the first half of the Saints' 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --New Orleans Saints defensive back Rafael Bush (25) refuses to go down after he intercepted a pass by Tampa quarterback Josh Freeman (5) in the 1st half of the Saints 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) takes off running for a first down in the 1st half of the Saints 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints linebacker Curtis Lofton stops Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin for a loss in the first half of a Dec. 16 game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints receiver Lance Moore makes a key catch on a touchdown drive in front of Tampa Bay defensive backs Mark Barron and Anthony Gaitor during Sunday's game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) argues about a discrepancy in the game clock in the 1st half of the Saints 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt points out a discrepancy in the game clock near the end of the first half of a 2012 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --New Orleans Saints defensive back Rafael Bush (25) scrambles with the ball after a brilliant interception and run in the1st half of the Saints 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/PATRICK DENNIS.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISNew Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston makes a key first-down catch during the first half of the Saints' 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Colston and the Saints face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Arlington, Texas.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) celebrates a fumble recovery in the 2nd half of the Saints 41-0 victory over theTampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/PATRICK DENNIS.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints receiver Marques Colston